Entry requirements

A good Honours degree at class 2:1 or above.

Skype interview required.

If this degree was not conducted in English medium, then you must demonstrate English ability to IELTS level 6.5 across all competencies

However, because students may come from diverse backgrounds, alternative evidence of aptitude for academic study may be taken into consideration. Please contact nick.swann@southwales.ac.uk if you need clarification.

Months of entry


Course content

The University of South Wales’s MA Buddhist Studies course is ideal for teachers wishing to enhance their subject knowledge, and also for those working in Buddhist organisations who wish to gain a recognised qualification. It is also an excellent course for those wishing to study Buddhism in its own right.

This part-time distance learning course provides you with a step-by-step approach that gently leads students through an overview of the world of Buddhism. Learning resources and contact with tutors and fellow students is provided through the University’s Virtual Learning Environment. This enables you, wherever you are in the world, to be part of an internet-based group to study, explore and discuss Buddhism using high quality, stimulating and academically rigorous materials. This means that study and participation can be fitted flexibly around other commitments.

For full information on the course, teaching and career prospects please see the website.

Fees and funding

For full information, please see the website.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
36 months

Course contact details

Enquiries and Admissions
03455 76 77 78